Employment law

Oakwood Solicitors are leading no win no fee employment solicitors helping clients nationwide. We are able to offer expert advice on all potential claims you may have against your employer, in both the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts.

We will conduct an initial assessment of your claim for free and act for the vast majority of our clients under the terms of a no win, no fee agreement. At Oakwood Employment Solicitors, we are able to assess all aspects of your potential claim in both the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts. We work to maximise your damages whilst keeping all costs to a minimum.

Call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email employ@oakwoodsolicitors.co.uk to make a claim. We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales.


  • No Win, No Fee Available
  • Dedicated and highly skilled Employment Law team
  • Personal and Business claims undertaken
  • Free initial assessment
  • High success rate for clients
  • National coverage
  • We are the right Employment Lawyers for you

Employment Law is a constantly changing and evolving area of law and it is essential that anyone faced with an employment related issue seeks early legal advice so as to protect their position.

The time limits in the Employment Tribunal are very strict and many claims must be submitted within 3 months of a particular event.

We act for the vast majority of our clients on a no win, no fee basis with the added benefit that we are able to offer an insurance scheme to protect you from having to pay any of the Tribunal fees. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, client focused service by minimising the risks associated with your claim.

We cover a wide range of employment law issues, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need legal advice on the following areas:

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 Ben Palmer

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Our Areas Of Expertise in Employment Law

At Oakwood Solicitors we know that each client and each claim are unique and we can tailor our service to your individual needs. We will guide you through the entire process from early conciliation via ACAS through to a final Tribunal hearing.

Based in Leeds, we act for clients across the entirety of England and Wales.

No Win no Fee Employment Law Solicitors

Oakwood Solicitors are a Leeds based employment law firm. We take many claims on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that even if you are unsuccessful in your employment claim, you have nothing to lose. If you are unsure whether you have a valid claim, the best thing to do is get in touch with us, and we will go through this with you. It doesn’t cost you anything to find out!

How long do I have to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal?

“In the majority of cases, your claim must be issued within 3 months less one day from the incident resulting in a claim”

Can I issue a claim out of time?

Whilst the Employment Tribunal has the power to accept late claims, this is very rare, and you should ensure that your claim is issued within the time limit.

Will I have to attend court?

Any claim against your employer would be brought in the Employment Tribunal, which is less formal than the Civil Courts.

The Employment Tribunal will provide a date when your final hearing will take place. However, most cases are able to be settled by negotiating throughout the claim.

How long will my claim take?

In a claim for unfair dismissal, your claim is likely to last for approximately 6 – 10 months. More complicated claims, such as discrimination, can last between 12 – 18 months.

When will my employer know that I have made a claim?

After your claim is issued to the Employment Tribunal, a copy will be sent to your employer within 7 days. They must then respond to the claim within 28 days.

How much is my claim worth?

In a claim for unfair dismissal, or where your employer refuses to pay your wages, the intention of the Employment Tribunal is to put you back into the position that you would have been in had you not been dismissed, or if you had been paid everything owed to you.

In a claim for discrimination, you can claim compensation for injury to feelings. Your level of compensation would depend on the serious nature of the discrimination that you have been subjected to, and the Employment Tribunal awards compensation based on a set of guidelines.

Can I bring a claim for bullying in the workplace?

Whilst there is no specific claim for bullying in the Employment Tribunal (like there is for discrimination), if you are forced to resign as a result of the bullying, you may have a claim for constructive dismissal.

How will my claim be funded?

This would depend on the strength of your claim. However, your claim is likely to be accepted under the terms of a Contingency Fee Agreement, and you would not have to pay our costs unless your claim is successful.

What should I do to start my claim?

Simply complete the short form opposite and we’ll get in touch with you very soon to discuss your claim further.

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